More Raves for Middle of Nowhere

Salon’s Andrew O’Hehir wonders whether audiences will come out to see Ava DuVernay’s Middle of Nowhere – I have no idea if they will. I’m guessing the target demo will not. But I’m hoping that anyone who wants to see a dreamy, haunting and...
Posted On 11 Oct 2012

DuVernay Changes Landscape of American Film

If Ava DuVernay is nominated for an original screenplay Oscar for Middle of Nowhere — a slim possibility, if more people see it — she will be only the second black female screenwriter in 85 years of Oscar history to do so.  You have to yawn all the way back to 1972 to...
Posted On 10 Oct 2012

Richard Gere Joins the Best Actor List with Complex, Moving Portrayal in Arbitrage

The Best Actor race is getting crowded this week, with Tommy Lee Jones in Hope Springs and now, Richard Gere in Arbitrage. The timely pic is a chilling illustration of the way powerful people use other people to get what they want out of life and usually win. The screenplay is...
Posted On 10 Aug 2012

Craig Kennedy & Anna Paquin talk about Margaret

True Blood star Anna Paquin talks about her role in Kenneth Lonergan’s Margaret Anna Paquin burst onto the movie scene in 1993 at age 11 when she won an Oscar for her performance in Jane Campion’s The Piano. Her filmmography since then has encompassed everything from...
Posted On 12 Jan 2012

Sorting Screenplays: Adapted and Original

We have a master list of 265 screenplays eligible for Oscar consideration.  We need to separate the Adapted from the Originals so that Rob can finish constructing the simulated Oscar ballot .  It’s a monster project, so can I enlist your help?  I’ve made a really...
Posted On 09 Jan 2012